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Q2 Weather: The Chinooks are moving in

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Those old Chinook winds have finally kicked in and they are doing their job.

Here in Billings the temperatures have already warmed up into the low to mid 20s, at 2 p.m., thanks to a southwesterly wind at 22 mph.

Billing started at 5 above zero this Tuesday morning, but other places in the Northeast corner of Montana started at teens, 20s and 30s below zero

However,since the winds have kicked in just about everybody across the state have warmed up above zero except for Helena, they were 2 below zero at 1 p.m.

The only weather issue we still have is a Winter Weather Advisory for the front range the Rockies and the Eastern slopes of the Crazy and Beartooth Mountains.

There, winds gusting to 35 and 45 mph are causing a lot of blowing and drifting snow over the highways.

Most of these high winds are set to relax after sunset between 4 and 6 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The Doppler radar and Satellite show just a few lingering high Cirrus clouds over Havre to Miles City, everywhere else in the state we are seeing severe clear skies.

The cold Arctic air that rang in the New Year this past weekend has finally moved over to the upper Midwest and Great Lakes states.

It is being replaced by a new Ridge of high pressure that is pumping in warmer temperatures and downsloping winds that also heat up the surrounding area.

In fact, this warming trend is one that should last for the rest of the week and into the weekend.


Tonight: Mostly clear and not as cold. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. Wind chill readings will drop to 0 to 10 below zero. Low 11°.

Wednesday: Mostly sunny and warmer. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 32°.

Thursday: Sunny and still warm. Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph. High 36°.

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